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Diocese of Garanhuns

Dioecesis Garanhunensis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 2 August 1918
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Pernambuco
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 8,734 (3,373 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Nordeste 2
  • Official Web Site: http://www.diocesegaranhuns.org/
  • Mailing Address: Curia Diocesana, Av. Santo Antonio 61, 55290-000 Garanhuns; C.P. 54, 55293-970 Garanhuns, PE, Brazil
  • Telephone: (087)3761-0805
  • Fax: (same)

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
2 August 1918ErectedArchdiocese of Olinda e Recife Diocese of Garanhuns (erected)
Diocese of Nazaré (erected)
13 January 1962Territory LostDiocese of Garanhuns (Cities of Palmares, Barreiros, Agua Prêta, Joaquim Nabuco, Catende, Beiern de Maria, Maraial, Lagôa dos Gatos, and Cupira)
Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife (Cities of Rio Formoso, Sirinhaém, Gameleira, Ribeirâo, and Cortes)
Diocese of Palmares (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1949617,278618,27899.8%24113517,6361110522ap1951
1966700,000700,000100.0%22103221,875125416ap1967
1967700,000700,000100.0%22103221,875108722ap1971
1976675,000700,00096.4%17122923,275149622ap1977
1980514,000593,00086.7%18112917,7241310323ap1981
1990597,000696,00085.8%18173517,057258726ap1991
1999550,000580,00094.8%20163615,277306222ap2000
2000545,258587,00092.9%26144013,631246222ap2001
2001568,378599,45994.8%23143715,361236826ap2002
2003543,367573,33194.8%22163814,299256425ap2004
2006551,000612,00090.0%28134113,439299427ap2007
2013604,000672,00089.9%44155910,2377237733ap2014
2016619,000677,14691.4%4618649,6717267833ap2017
2019620,600685,26790.6%48115910,51819167036ap2020
2021626,000691,32190.6%51106110,26219167536ap2022

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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